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Home Staging has many benefits.
When you decide to list your home, you need to be prepared to emotionally detach yourself and transform your home into a place potential buyers can picture themselves in. Home staging can make a difference in how a buyer values your home and the price you might get. Download our Home Staging Guide >
POP! The sound a jubilant champagne bottle makes when it’s opened is unmistakable. It immediately creates an air of excitement, of celebration, and let’s face it, of the fun to come! All wines, bubbly or not, have this incredible way of introducing you to what’s in store. The nose of an aged Bordeaux will prepare you for a journey into the rugged conditions of the region, the playful, tropical fruit flavors that swarm your nose. When you open a luxurious bottle of Napa Chardonnay, it will gladly usher you into warmer climates full of sun. The nose of your wine is a perfect introduction into what lies ahead – it sets the tone.
As much as the nose of your wine sets the tone for your enjoyment, the entry way and foyer of your house sets the tone for your home as you invite guests into your space. Often forgotten about, or deemed less important than the major living areas, your entry way welcomes your guests, but more importantly welcomes you home after a long day. The first impression when you enter the front door of a home, should be an incredible reflection of the homeowner’s personality and design style.
It would be quite misleading if you entered a home with a Spanish Estate style entry way to find the rest of the home’s living space adorned with beach cottage décor. Similarly your minimalist mind would be confused entering through a French Country style foyer. Above all, a foyer that is organized, pleasant and inviting will serve you well no matter your personal style.
Entry ways, especially in city spaces can be small in size, but play a huge role in making your house a cohesive and inviting home. Sellers should be aware of the message their foyer is saying about their home and home design – does it welcome the buyer and help them picture their life within or does it turn them away with mess and clutter? Simple additions such as the right console table, a bench, lighting, artwork, coat hooks, shoe bins, planters or trees can ensure that your entry way is emitting the right message.
As that first whiff of wine invites you to it’s birthplace, the entry way invites and welcomes you and your guests into the home. Explore Unit Realty Group’s Pinterest board to learn more about the elements of a great entry.
Here’s October 2017’s Monthly Indicators Report from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® showing Boston real estate market trends.
October 2017 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends
Strong economic fundamentals, a steady influx of foreign investors, and a slightly more
balanced housing market fueled an increase in the sales and prices of both detached single-family homes
and condominiums during October, according to data released today by the Greater Boston Association of
The 1,101 single-family detached homes sold in October 2017 was the fourth highest sales total on record
for the month and was a 14.3 percent increase of the 963 homes sold in October 2016. With this rise in
sales, it breaks the streak on six consecutive months that the single-family home sales had dropped on a
year-to-year basis. This total was also well above the historical monthly average of 952 homes sold. There
was a modest increase in sales volume in the condo market, as sales rose 1.8 percent to 842 in October
2017 from the 827 units sold in the same month in 2016. This made for the third most active October on
record in Greater Boston for the condo market and was comfortably above the historical monthly sales
average of 747 units sold.
- October condo sales UP +1.8%
- Median prices UP +6.6% ($511,525)
- Active Listings UP +4.8% to 2,214
- Listings added to the market 0.0% over last year (1,105 in 2017, 1,105 in 2016)
- October single-family home sales UP +14.3%
- Median prices UP 8.2% ($568,000)
- Active Listings DOWN -3.4% to 3,360
- Listings added to the market DOWN -0.1% over last year (1,300 from 1,301 in 2016)
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